The Kids Charities of the Antelope Valley proudly supports local charities that direct all of their funds and hard work towards assisting disadvantaged kids of our community.

As the event has grown, so have the donations, with $3,000 collected the first year to an upwards of $336,000 collected at recent event’s. Since 1994, the Kids Charities of the Antelope Valley has collected over 3 million dollars, of that 2.9 million has been raised from Thunder on the Lot proceeds.  These funds go directly to supporting the “Kids Charities of the Antelope Valley.”

The success of the Thunder is attributed to the collective efforts of many; Robertson’s Palmdale Honda employees, AV Harley-Davidson Employees, numerous local businesses, hundreds of volunteers and a supportive community truly makes Thunder what it is. It’s a genuine grass-roots event that is fully organized and operated without paid staff and enthusiastic volunteers.  

Untiring commitment, dedication, money and support are the ingredients contributed by all of the committee members and volunteers. “If it weren’t for them Thunder simply wouldn’t exist,” says Ron Emard, founder of Thunder on the Lot.

The 2011 Kids Charities of the Antelope Valley include:

  • Antelope Valley Christian School Scholarships
  • AV College Foundation
  • AV Guild of Children's Hospital
  • A.V. Saddle-Up Therapeutic Riding
  • Antelope Valley Special Olympics
  • Antelope Valley Family YMCA
  • Boys & Girls Club of Antelope Valley
  • Boy Scouts of America, AV Region
  • Care Net
  • Children’s Center of Antelope Valley
  • Child and Family Guidance Center
  • Desert Christian School Scholarships
  • Desert Vineyard School Scholarships
  • Grace Resource Center
  • Healthy Homes
  • High Desert Children’s Dental Clinic
  • Jacob Hefter Foundation
  • Lancaster Kiwanis Youth Scholarship
  • Palmdale Lions Eyecare Program
  • Quartz Hill AYSO-VIP Teams
  • Royal Family Kids Camp
  • S.A.V.E.S.- So. A.V. Emergency Services
  • Sounder Foundation
  • Task Force - 1st Assembly of God
  • The Painted Turtle Camp
  • United Community Action Network (UCAN)
  • United We Mentor
  • Valley Oasis Shelter

Each year Thunder on the Lot proudly focuses on assisting hundreds if not thousands of kids in the Antelope Valley. After sixteen years of contributions from the community, businesses and private citizens nearly 3 million dollars has been raised to help these special children.

The Kids Charities of the Antelope Valley Mission statement:
We will strive each year to make a positive difference in the lives of kids who need it most. The disadvantages, the hardship and the challenge these kids face motivates us constantly to focus on fulfilling their needs. We will accomplish our goals through special events and public awareness campaigns. We take pride in knowing we have already made a difference and welcome the challenge to beat our future goals. The Kids Charities will continue its mission to serve the innocent children of our community.

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One of the largest annual motorcycle events held in California. Thunder is back again! Click Here
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Thunder on the Lot has two full stages of live music all day and night. Click Here
Back again this year at Thunder! Action packed drifting excitement!
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The lowest cars in the valley will be put on show at this years event.
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